Class Information and Schedule

Are you intrigued by some of the art and how it is created?  Maybe you have an idea of your own that you think you might like to try…. or perhaps you are just curious.  A needle felting class might be something you might like to try.  Please check the schedule and the locations below and see if a class might work for you.  We tend to have alot of fun in class and sometimes students see  projects go in directions they  never thought possible.  Many of the students feel that they are not all that artistic, but no one said you had to be ….just come and enjoy learning needle felting and enjoy the camaraderie.  Hope to see you soon!!!

Schedule Of Needle Felting Classes

I am constantly adding new classes.  Checkout my current list of classes below to see which of our classes interest you.

Klay Hawk Studio 

Pumpkin Totem

This class will be a bit different than our usual pumpkin class, as we will be taking pumpkin shapes and stacking them to create a multi-pumpkin sculpture.  Different colors and maybe some non pumpkin shapes too.  Use your imagination!
Friday August 23 & 24th  11am – 3pm each day
Cost of Class $75

Characters In A Cup 

We will be using a cup or mug of your choice (search your house… I’ll bet you have a few that are just waiting for this class) – and, depending on the cup or mug , putting a character – human or animal or ??? – in it to create a cute decor piece. A nice way of up cycling an unused mug or cup.

Friday September 13th & 14th 11am  -3pm each day
Cost of Class $75

Stab & Gab is generally The second Thursday of each month from 12pm – 3pm.  Being there once a month will give everyone access to fiber, supplies, etc., also.  The address is 18 Carolyn Dr. in Candler.  Your GPS will get you there, I am about 3 miles from Smokey Park Hwy. The cost is $15 per session.  Please check with me in case there are any date changes!!  September’s date will be the 26th.

 To Register for classes at this location, you need to contact me directly – I will be keeping all the lists for the classes at this location  contact me at or call me at 516-527-4633.   Classes must be paid for in advance, check, cash or credit card (Visa/MC only).
Payment can be mailed to:
Irene Heckel Originals
18 Carolyn Dr.
Candler NC 28715
 If for some reason you have paid for class and cannot attend, I will gladly move you to another class of your choice.  Contact me if any questions or you need to make other payment arrangements and I will do what I can.

Klay Hawk Studio
41 Hawkins Dr.
Leicester, NC 28748
contact Irene Heckel-Volpe 516-527-4633

Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists

New location for classes in Hendersonville!

I am happy to announce that we have a new location to have our classes in  Hendersonville,  in association with Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists.  The location of classes will be at Historic Johnson Farm (see address below).  If you wish to register for classes at this location, please visit the website for Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists ( and check under classes and calendar for dates and times, etc.  You will need to fill out the class sign up form (under the drop down for classes) and follow the instructions on the form.  The class fee is listed … materials fee is extra (if you are a member of HWFA you get a discount – if you take a few classes you may be interested in joining  – inquire on the website)  Any questions, please contact them.  

Stab & Gab at this location is on the first Wednesday of each month from 6 – 8pm.  It is a great way to get some extra  “needling” time in.  Get some help, finish up a project or perhaps start something new.  Cost is $15 per session.  If attending, please remember to drive your vehicle in the “exit” gate to access the boarding house.

Create a Pumpkin 

Create a pumpkin for your fall decor!  Start with a neutral core, add color, then embellish with leaves, vines and stems, etc.  Finished pumpkin will be 6″+ in diameter.  All materials and tools provided.  Remember thier is a materials fee in addition to the class fee.
Saturday September 7th  9am – 2:30pm

To register for any classes at this location, please go to the HWFA website.

Heritage Weavers & Fiber Artists, Inc.
3346 Haywood Rd.
Hendersonville, NC 28791

Classes At Other Locations

I occasionally am invited to teach workshops at other locations or for special events.  See below for details.

FENCE (Foothills Equestrian and Nature Center)

FENCE (Foothills Equestrian and Nature Center) in Tryon – Foothills Equestrian Nature Center   3381 Hunting Country Road, Tryon, NC 828-859-9021
Please register for this class directly with FENCE through their website.  Here is the link to their calendar  and the website has their contact info.  

Create A Pumpkin Class 

Create a pumpkin to decorate your home or give as a gift to welcome the fall season.  We will be using a neutral core fiber for the center and then adding our pumpkin colors.  Always a great way to welcome the fall season!

Saturday September 21 10am – 1pm


Tryon Arts and Crafts School 

Tryon Arts and Crafts School – 373 Harmon Field Road, in Tryon, NC 828.859-8323

Please register directly through their website… here is the link

New classes coming soon – stay tuned!!